We all strive to have beautiful homes inspired by the design photo we saw on social media. However, without the help of a professional interior designer, it can be difficult to have success recreating this look in our own homes. That’s why The Pineapple Girls have compiled this list of our favorite design trends (and trends to avoid) in your own home.
Tap into your inner designer with these 7 Interior Design Tips for your home!
1. TRENDING COLORS
While printed fabrics and bold colors look amazing, skip on using these trending styles when selecting large furniture pieces. Choose simple colors or patterns for a timeless look and save the unique colors and designs for pillows or small accessories.
2. PAY ATTENTION TO SCALE
Pay attention to the scale of your furniture. Your home may not look how you envisioned it because your furniture is the wrong size for the space. Avoid using bulky, oversized pieces in a smaller room even if it fits. The same is true with the opposite. Small furniture can look lost in a larger space with vaulted ceilings.
3. INVEST IN QUALITY FURNITURE
When shopping for new furniture, choose high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Inspect the quality of materials and construction. Choose craftsmanship that is a good value for your money and able to withstand the conditions of your home.
4. MIX ANTIQUES
While modern furniture can be stylish, mixing in antiques will give your home a collected feel. Many make the mistake of hyper-focusing on trending design when the truth is homes can be an eclectic mix of traditional and modern styles. We now offer antique furniture pieces in our Jupiter, FL store. Be sure to stop in next time you are in town!
5. USE SYMMETRY
The use of symmetry in interior design is an easy way to elevate your home’s style. The best part is you can most likely do this right now using the accessories already in your home. You can achieve this look by having a focal point and then the same visual weight on either side. We often do this with artwork and a pair of table lamps or artwork and matching sconces.
Below are 2 beautiful examples of symmetry in the home.
6. PAY ATTENTION TO HEIGHT
Continuing on with the artwork in your home, it is important to pay attention to the height of your art or mirror. It can be easy to hang pieces too high or too low. Even in a home with vaulted ceilings, placing your art at a comfortable eye-level is best.
Shop our collection of coastal, nautical, and ocean-inspired artwork here.
7. THINK OF YOUR HOME AS A WHOLE
Lastly, remember to think of your home as a whole when designing. Although separate rooms, each space should flow seamlessly together. You can achieve this by using the same paint color on trim or moldings throughout the house or by carrying the same flooring throughout any open spaces.
Looking for more design advice? We can help you shop for and create custom furnishings perfect for your luxury home using our E-Design Services. Click here for our E-Design Questionnaire and get started with one of our experienced interior designers who will help you create the home of your dreams!
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